Interesting facts about Sun


The Sun  is the star at the center of our solar system and is responsible for the Earth’s climate and weather.

The Earth‘s core is about as hot as the sun.

At around 1,392,000 kilometers (865,000 miles) wide, the Sun’s diameter is about 110 times wider than Earth’s.

1.3 million Earths could fit inside the sun, an average-sized star.

If the Sun were the size of a beach ball in Space, then Jupiter would be the size of a golf ball and the Earth would be as small as a pea.
planets and sun size comparison

Around 74% of the Sun’s mass is made up of hydrogen. Helium makes up around 24% while heavier elements such as oxygen, carbon, iron and neon make up the remaining percentage.

Six ten-billionths of the Sun is gold.

The Sun’s core is around 13600000 degrees Celsius!

The sun is the most perfectly round natural object known in the Universe.

Every day, plants convert sunlight into energy equivalent to 6 times the entire power consumption of human civilization.

plants sunlight energy

The Sun generates huge amounts of energy by combining hydrogen nuclei into helium. This process is called nuclear fusion.

Light from the Sun takes eight minutes to reach Earth.

Pluto takes 248 years to orbit the Sun.

As passengers on Earth, we are all carried around the sun at a mean velocity of 107,182 km/h (66,600 mph).

The beautiful symmetry of a total solar eclipse happens because —by pure chance— the sun is 400 times larger than the moon, but is also 400 times farther from Earth, making the two bodies appear the exact same size in the sky.

total solar elipse

Because of the Sun’s huge influence on Earth, many early cultures saw the Sun as a deity or god. For example,Aztec mythology there is a sun god named Tonatiuh while Ancient Egyptians had a sun god called Ra.

359 years after the Catholic Church forced Galileo Galilei to recant his theory that the Earth moves around the Sun, it declared he was right in 1992.

To our eyes, in space, the sun would appear white, not yellow.

Your eyes can get sunburned.